You just go…

Bancha Srikacha - New York, NY, NY

You just go…

I started cycling as a bike commuter.  Several people in my office were riding in, and I admired their adventurousness.

Weaving my way through the streets of New York City rush hour traffic, I quickly learned that though you can be 'stuck' in certain aspects of life, on a bike, you're in complete control.  There's no being stalled by colleagues to get back to you about decisions.  There's no "being held by supervision" on the trains.  You can chat with other riders. You can't do that in a car or subway.  You can be aggressive and get a workout, or you can just relax and explore.  On a bike, the ride is your own.  You just go ...

The bike is an escape from a pedestrian experience, not just literally, but figuratively.  It's a way to experience life in a completely different way.  There's an escapism involved. Donning your lycra, strapping on your shoes, and clipping in to the pedals, it's transformative, and becoming a different person. Navigating through busy city streets, you're flying between obstacles that are stopping the average person.  On a bicycle, you command your own destiny.

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